Good Counsel holds steady at No. 1

October, 25, 2011
10/25/11
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When 24 of the Top 25 teams either win, lose to another state-ranked team or simply do not play, it leaves very little room for change in the state rankings.

Such was the case this week in Maryland.

The only newcomer to this week's Top 25 is Kent Island, which bounced previous No. 19 Wicomico, 17-14, on a last-minute field goal in a battle of undefeated teams.

Good Counsel remains a unanimous No. 1, collecting all 12 first-place votes for 300 total points. Gilman, Quince Orchard, Calvert Hall and Eleanor Roosevelt fills out the top five.

The only Top 10 movement was Atholton and DeMatha swapping spots with Atholton up to No. 9 and DeMatha down to No. 10.

The other big match-up last week featured Poly and Dunbar, a pair of teams that were undefeated on the field. Poly edged out an 18-14 victory to move up to No. 11 this week while Poly settled in at No. 15.


ESPNHS Maryland High School Football State Poll
Tuesday Oct. 25 -- WEEK 8 RANKINGS
FREDERICK, Md. -- The Maryland High School Football State Poll, in its 22nd year, is based on a statewide voting by sports reporters. Schools are ranked by points received. The number in parenthesis reflects first-place votes. LW is last week's ranking. The rankings are compiled by Sheldon Shealer of ESPNHS.
Rk. Name Record Points LW Last Week This Week
1. Good Counsel (12) 8-0 300 1 def. St. John's (D.C.), 28-14 vs. O'Connell (Va.)
2. Gilman 6-1 287 2 idle vs. Mount St. Joseph
3. Quince Orchard 8-0 272 3 def. Clarksburg, 21-14 vs. Gaithersburg
4. Calvert Hall 6-1 265 4 def. Spalding, 29-23 vs. No. 18 McDonogh
5. Eleanor Roosevelt 8-0 251 5 def. DuVal, 14-12 vs. High Point
6. Suitland 8-0 241 6 def. Bladensburg, 39-6 vs. Bowie
7. Old Mill 8-0 231 7 def. Southern-AA, 42-12 vs. Glen Burnie
8. Wise 7-1 211 8 def. Laurel, 47-0 vs. No. 20 Flowers
9. Atholton 7-1 196 10 def. Wilde Lake, 35-0 vs. Mount Hebron
10. DeMatha 5-2 193 9 def. Carroll (D.C.), 21-20 vs. Gonzaga (D.C.)
11. Poly 8-0 182 12 def. Dunbar, 18-14 vs. Mervo
12. Seneca Valley 7-1 166 13 def. Gaithersburg, 22-16 vs. No. 21 Damascus
13. Walkersville 8-0 160 14 def. Oakdale, 49-7 vs. Frederick
14. Catonsville 8-0 141 15 def. Milford Mill, 48-7 vs. Kenwood
15. Dunbar 6-2 130 11 lost to Poly, 18-14 vs. Carver Vo-Tech
16. Arundel 7-1 108 16 def. Severna Park, 21-13 vs. Chesapeake-AA
17. Paint Branch 7-1 104 17 def. Sherwood, 14-13 vs. Montgomery Blair
18. McDonogh 6-2 86 18 def. Georgetown Prep, 28-27 vs. No. 4 Calvert Hall
19. Huntingtown 7-1 75 21 def. Westlake, 28-6 vs. Northern Calvert
20. Flowers 6-2 68 20 def. Bowie, 7-6 vs. No. 8 Wise
21. Damascus 7-1 51 22 def. Whitman, 28-14 vs. No. 12 Seneca Valley
22. Fort Hill 8-0 45 23 def. Carrick (Pa.), 51-8 vs. Mountain Ridge
23. Patuxent 7-1 42 24 def. McDonough, 28-14 vs. Calvert
24. Kent Island 8-0 18 NR def. Wicomico, 17-14 vs. Cambridge-S.D.
25. Archbishop Spalding 5-3 17 25 lost to Calvert Hall, 29-23 vs. Leonardtown

Others Receiving Votes:
Loyola (4-3, 15), North Point (6-2, 11), Middletown (7-1, 8), Westlake (6-2, 6), Churchill (7-1, 5), Perry Hall (7-1, 5), Urbana (5-3, 5), Westminster (7-1, 4), Wicomico (7-1, 3), Fallston (8-0, 1).




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